business development manager (metal and engineering) in birmingham

15 February 2019
laura wileman, randstad business support
job type
£ 28,000 - £ 32,000 per year
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birmingham, west midlands
job type
working hours
£ 28,000 - £ 32,000 per year
Business Development
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laura wileman, randstad business support
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job description

Are you a diligent and capable Business Development Manager? Do you posses a natural flair and ability to not just hit but exceed your targets? Looking for an established company that rewards success and gives you the autonomy and freedom you need? if so this could be the role for you

To search for and develop significant new accounts in the North East / Middle / South Regions, and by so doing exceed the annual sales budget

Please note successful candidates must have a degree in engineering

This is a field based role with one day in the Birmingham Office.

* Permanent £28,000 - £32,000
* Bonus: Uncapped
* Holiday: 20 days + BH
* Luxury car
* Telephone
* Laptop


* To research and develop new potential accounts in strategically defined market sectors, for the full product range, in order to exceed the annual sales budget.
* To visit potential hi-tech end users and generate both enquiries and market information. To respond to the former in a speedy and professional manner.
* To work in the geographical area as defined by the Business Development Director
* To assist the Business Development Director in preparing the annual sales budget for identified development accounts, broken down by market sector and product
* To build up personal working relationships by making regular and continued visits seeking enquiries and converting into firm orders
* To report to the Business Development Director any customer or market information that supports future sales.
* To use the offices of the Quality/Technical Manager in supporting customer requests for information and account development.
* To submit visit reports following structured customer interviews and to attend monthly Sales Meetings, giving information and support to account development.
* To manage on a day to day basis, the identification of new markets and products by:
* Quotations, samples, information follow-up and reporting
* Developing, reporting and following up on the leads generated
* Building up an information database.
* To ensure the full support of the Sales function by handling incoming calls in the absence of other Sales personnel.
* To process all sales orders to completion, ensuring that all documentary and regulatory requirements have been satisfied.
* To abide by the credit limits advised by Accounts


* An engineering degree or experience within the metal industry
* A proven track record in sales, including developing new business
* Fantastic communication skills, ability to build rapport and develop relationships
* Competent in relevant IT packages especially Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
* Ability to learn internal systems
* Product/industry knowledge an advantage
* Proven ability to meet targets
* Time management
* Presentation and communication
* Being enthusiastic, ambitious and confident
* Being thorough and motivated
* Being professional, flexible and amicable

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.


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